And so it begins. A big thanks goes out to everyone who put in comments. Our blog staff took all of your suggestions into consideration and now we start the actual awards process. You may find it a little late, but considering clock lock works came out while we were doing last year’s awards, we didn’t want to leave anything in 2010 out.
Anyway, the guidelines are as such: Our blog staffers provide the nominations and you vote on the winners using the polls at the end of each article. Each voting period will last for two weeks, but a new article will come up every one week, so don’t forget to check in regularly for the latest awards.
First up, the Best in Genre awards.
Best Pop Song
These songs are akin to Oricon-dominating J-Pop or a typical anime OP. And the nominees are:
- Melancholic by Junky
- Yellow by kz
- Happy Synthesizer by BETTI
- Monochrome ∞ Blue Sky by Noboru-P
- Yowamushi Montblanc by DECO*27
Best Rock Song
A driving 4/4 rhythm of classic rock, the devil-may-care attitudes of punk and ska, or the raw energy of metal. The nominees for Best Rock Song are:
- Limiter by Niki
- Mozaik Role by DECO*27
- Gallows Bell by buzzG
- Rolling Girl by wowaka (GenjitsutouhiP)
- Ie ni kaeru to tsuma ga kanarazu shindafuri o shiteimasu (When I Get Home My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead) by hobonichiP
Best Dance Song
These songs all have a good beat, whether it’s techno and its offshoots or just a tune with an awesome BPM. Here are your nominees:
- The Endless Love by HanasoumenP
- World’s End Dancehall by wowaka (GenjitsutouhiP)
- My Room Disco Night by BETTI
- DYE by AVTechNO!
- Hannya Shingyo Pop by onyuuP
Best Alternative Song
These songs just don’t fit the other categories. Maybe it’s a chiptune, or folk music, or one of the other classic music genres that Vocaloids don’t often cover. No matter the reason, these 5 songs shine just as bright as the others:
- Matryoshka by Hachi
- Floriography -Forget-me-not- by ShigotoshiteP
- Time Machine by 164 & 40mP
- Antichlorobenzene by OwataP
- Venomania Kou no Kyouki by akunoP
That’s all we have for this week. Remember, voting lasts until January 15, but our next article is January 10. Thanks for voting, and hope to see you next time.